Not sure why the organisers put cones in the way of the runners!
It’s been around two and a half years since I wandered around and had a look at which shops were empty or had something interesting about them. Here is the previous post.
So I’ve been out to see what I can document
Of course this time around, we are in a very different situation with covid-19 and it’s difficult to know where we will be this time next year.
This looks to have finally closed. It even had a makeover since last time…
There are other shops in the Swan Centre that have closed – including Argos at the moment. I hope that reopens but I suspect it won’t.
I do not really mean “revisited”. I do live here after all. I’m adding an update to a blog post I did in the middle of 2015, where I looked at the empty shops in the town centre. Read that post here.
There has been quite a few changes over the two and a half years, although in some cases there has been no change as you will see. Other shops have also come and gone but are not included here. To be honest, it’s not too bad. There doesn’t appear to be as many empty shops as last time, so that’s good.
Let us have a look at what hasn’t changed.
What about the shops that are now empty since my last round of photos.
This was originally Blockbusters when I first moved to Eastleigh. Then it’s been a second hand game shop for some time. Rumour is that it will be a Piri-Piri chicken restaurant, although Eastleigh already has a Nando’s.
So that leaves the shops that were empty, and are now occupied.
A sunny day (last summer) in Eastleigh, Hampshire